Noise Cancelling Earbuds

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What is an earbud?

Earbuds are small in-ear audio devices which rest outside the ear canal held in place by the concha ridge. You can listen to music with earbuds same as you will with headphones, and they come in one size but usually with different size pads to fit different ear ridges. 

The earbud allows in ambient noise, so you don’t feel sealed off from what happening around. Earbuds have less performance as headphones, not so loud and have less bass, they are less expensive. 

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Best Noise Cancelling Earbuds

One of the advantages of earbuds is that they are more compact, portable and more comfortable especially for listening to music for a long period. These small size gadgets come with active noise cancellation (ANC), portable good size for using in the office, exercising and mostly commuting. They are becoming top choice earbuds over the larger on-ear or over-ear headphones. 

We have compiled the top best noise cancelling earbuds, from the everyday use ones to the top sleeping earbuds. 

How does noise canceling earbuds work

The earbuds use an active noise-cancelling or canceling technology to reduce external or background noise rendering a particularly suitable and relaxing listening atmosphere in areas with shrill background sonance. You don’t find this ANC is normal headphones. With noise cancelling circuitry, the earbuds, the electronics built into the earpiece creates a loop which is 180° enabling it to eliminate background sound. 

This loop acts as a sound eliminator, canceling unwanted from around you without interfering with audio output from the earbud or audio giving you a clear a well-deserved music or movie listening. The microphone uses a miniature microphone in the earbud that picks up background sonance.

Difference between Active Noise Cancelling and Passive Noise Reduction

Active noise-cancelling ANC

Passive noise-reduction PNR

The earbuds use an active noise-canceling or canceling technology to reduce external or background noise rendering a particularly suitable and relaxing listening atmosphere in areas with shrill background sonance.

This uses a closed back sealed headphone which reduces passive noise. It covers the ear well to block any external sounds or noise, an in ear design with a seal to block background noises.

How to make earphones last longer

  • Always keep it away from hot areas, which can shorten the life span
  • Always switch off power when storing or not in use
  • Avoid doing any mechanical work yourself
  • Avoid taking any parts off
  • Avoid dropping especially on hard surfaces
  • Avoid cleaning your earbud with any chemicals or detergents
  • Always let it air dry is there is a splash of water or sweat
  • Avoid trying to modify earbuds yourself or scraping the surface.

Are noise canceling earbuds worth it

When I get asked these questions, I am always like “really”, earbuds worth it? Oh yes! These gadgets are trending and people are talking and buying, why? Because its the convenience they want, the sound they love, the portability and ease of use. It is worth every penny.

Are noise cancelling earbuds safe

There is one common risk or problems or downside with voice canceling earbuds, the volume level. Health wise, these earbuds are safe, but louder or higher volumes can harm or damage your hearing. Maintaining a low level or moderate volume at all times will not cause any problems. Other than that, there is nothing wrong or unsafe about the earbuds.

Are noise canceling earbuds bad for your ears

Yes and No. If you listen to music very loud with earbuds, it can damage your hearing which becomes health issues. If you listen to music on low or moderate level volumes, you are very safe. Also, get the size right for your ears, the wrong size can cause discomfort or pain.

Are noise cancelling earbuds as good as headphones

There are many questions relating earbuds especially when trying to compare a headphone and earbud. These items have upside and downside, but I’ll try to be brief, below is a comparison table.

Earbuds vs Headphones

Upside:
1. They are ultracompact and lightweight
2. Use microphone and track navigation controls
3. External noise cancellation or isolation
4. Those not disturb or stand in way of your earrings, glasses, hats or hair.

Downside:
1. The sound quality can be awful with some models
2. Can cause discomfort for long time use
3. Can be difficult to insert or remove
4. Cables easily tangled

Upside:
1. Somewhat compact
2. Some models fold up easily
3. Offer maximum bass and loudness
4. Blocks outside noises and seals music in.

Downside:
1. Less noise cancellation or isolation for some model like the on-ear models
2. Can create on ear heat for some model
3. Can interfere with earrings, glasses, and hair
4. Leaks audio noise

Top best selling noise cancelling earbuds 2019

Noise cancelling earbuds to buy

ProductRatingVisit Page
Diginex Bluetooth Earbuds Wireless4.0 out of 5 starsReview
Bose QuietComfort 20 Acoustic4.1 out of 5 starsReview
Sony Noise-Canceling In-Ear Earbuds4.0 out of 5 starsReview
Pioneer Rayz Pro-Active Earbud4.4 out of 5 starsReview
SIVGA Noise Cancelling Earbuds5.0 out of 5 starsReview

Top selling noise cancelling earbuds to sleep

Sleep noise cancelling earbuds to buy

ProductRatingVisit Page
CHOUETTE-Sleeping Earbuds4.5 out of 5 starsReview
LUKASA Noise Cancelling Wireless Earbuds4.1 out of 5 starsReview
SLR Grey Bluetooth Sleep Earbud4.0 out of 5 starsReview

Mijiaer Noise Isolating Sleep Earbuds

4.4 out of 5 starsReview
Bose QuietComfort 20 Earbud5.0 out of 5 starsReview

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